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Building Clustered Linux Systems by Robert W. Lucke

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Chapter 16. Put Tab A in Slot C: OSCAR, Rocks, OpenMOSIX, and the Globus Toolkit

Chapter Objectives

  • Introduce a cluster installation tool called OSCAR

  • Use the OSCAR installation process as a prototype for general cluster installation

  • Introduce the Rocks cluster installation tool

  • Briefly discuss the OpenMOSIX Project

  • Examine the Globus Toolkit for grid-enabled applications

The previous chapters in this section of the book have introduced a number of the standard infrastructure subsystems that may be used to build a cluster. What is lacking, up to this point, is a broad overview of the order that you install the software and subsystems. This chapter covers two cluster-building toolkits that will lead you through the process. Finally, I discuss the concept ...

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